The latest edition of the Norwich Cycle Map is available now and this time it offers a choice of leisure rides that explore routes into the Norfolk countryside.
Now on its third edition, the map has been updated to include the most recent investment in the city’s pedalway network, as well as some longer routes that take in local history and beauty spots.
The four circular leisure rides start in the heart of the city and head out into the county, showing good places to cross the Broadland Northway, which includes new cycling infrastructure, and the A47 Southern Bypass.
They take in Marriott’s Way, The Broads, Loddon and Wymondham and have suggested stopping points to soak up picturesque scenery, points of interest or for breaking the journey at local cafes and eateries.
Councillor Mike Stonard, Norwich City Council cabinet member with responsibility for transport, says: “Our popular cycle map is back with the latest information to help people get to know the fantastic routes on offer, both within the city and into the county. With continued funding from the Department for Transport, our pedalways have seen significant improvements so it’s a great time for new and experienced riders to grab the latest copy and start exploring.”
The production of the map has been funded by local cycling and walking project, Pushing Ahead, along with contributions from the city and county councils through Transport for Norwich.
Councillor Andrew Jamieson, Norfolk County Council’s cycling and walking champion, says: “Supporting this map is just one of many ways we’re encouraging people to take to two wheels through Pushing Ahead. Cycling is a wonderful way to explore our city and its surroundings so why not get your copy and try one of the new leisure rides this summer.”
Copies are available at Norwich Tourist Information Centre at The Forum for £4.95.
You can read more about the pedalways network and download a copy of the map at www.norwich.gov.uk/cycling.
For more about Transport for Norwich improvement projects to the cycle network, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfn.
For more information about pushing ahead, visit www.pushingaheadnorfolk.co.uk